Professor Catriona Seth's book shortlisted for French History prize

Warm congratulations to Professor Catriona Seth FBA whose edition of Marie-Antoinette’s letters to Count Mercy, the Austrian ambassador to Paris, has been shortlisted for the Prix Château de Versailles du Livre d’Histoire. 

Based on research carried out in different European archives, Professor Seth’s book reveals the extent to which Austria attempted to manipulate the French queen, but also the way in which Marie-Antoinette developed a form of political pragmatism over the years. It is due to form the basis of a performance at the next Festival de la correspondance de Grignan  and is being translated into Italian. 

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